Brother Louie – Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate occupied the UK top 10 for four weeks in 1973 with this track.

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This week in 1973, Brother Louie by Hot Chocolate reached its highest position of number 7 in the UK singles chart in its fifth week in the top 40 and second in top 10. After one week at its peak position, the song started to slide down the chart but stayed in the top 10 for another two weeks. A further two weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart.

Brother Louie was released on the RAK record label and was the third top 10 hit for Hot Chocolate in the UK. The song returned to the top 40 in 1993 when the Quireboys took a cover version to number 32.

More music from Hot Chocolate


UK singles chart for the week ending 12 May 1973

  1. Tie a yellow ribbon round the ole oak treeDawn featuring Tony Orlando

  2. Hell raiserSweet

  3. Hello! Hello! I’m back againGary Glitter

  4. See my baby jiveWizzard

  5. Giving it all awayRoger Daltrey

  6. And I love you soPerry Como

  7. Brother LouieHot Chocolate

  8. Drive-in SaturdayDavid Bowie

  9. My lovePaul McCartney and Wings

  10. No more Mr nice guyAlice Cooper

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